I thought i should pass on this word to my fellow Illinoisians (?). FREE THE GNOMES!
though http://www.freethegnomes.com/ campaigns against "oppressive gardening" in both the United States and Germany, I'm campaigning for some piece of mind! Gnomes are creepy. (remember one of my first blogs from the mid-west?) I don't know why people out here are so into garden decorations and short, fat little men with pointed hats, but i think it's just creepy. Free the gnomes! or basically, just get rid of them.